Hey guys, I would like your help with our wood furnace install and new chimney.
We have settled on an Englander 28-3500 add on forced air wood furnace. We had our first estimate last night for installation and new chimney. The chimney will be a metal one, and the contractor stated that he would plan to elbow around the soffit instead of going through it. the chimney will run about 5 feet from the furnace location through the foundation and up the side of the house. He said he was estimating around 20ft up on the outside, so about a total of 25 feet of new chimney. They quoted us $1400 for the chimney and install of the furnace. BTW, we are in upstate ny where labor rates for construction are pretty low. Does this sound about right? I want to make sure we aren't taken to the cleaners. What else should I be asking/looking for?
Questions I asked:
-going through or around soffit?
-trouble going through flat rock foundation?
-insurances (liability, WC)